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Sheffield’s new market on The Moor will boast stalls selling a massive mixture of traditional and specialist products.

The council has announced that 90 per cent of stalls are already taken – five months before the market is due to open in November.

Bingham & Brown 's Fruit & Veg , 'Ian Bingham outside is Stall

Bingham & Brown 's Fruit & Veg , 'Ian Bingham outside is Stall

In total 85 stall applications have so far been successful, 64 of them from Castle Market traders.

The other 21 are businesses that will be new to the market when it opens.

New stalls will include traders selling continental food, ice cream with Far East inspired flavours, bottled beer, Russian food, artisan cheese and cured meats, and vegan products.

Cafes were the most over-subscribed sector, with 30 applications for 12 units.

Bingham & Brown 's Fruit & Veg , 'Ian Bingham outside is Stall

Bingham & Brown 's Fruit & Veg , 'Ian Bingham outside is Stall

Seven of the 12 cafes will be run by Castle Market traders, offering all-day breakfasts, sandwiches, hot and cold snacks, fish and chips, wraps, pizzas and paninis, healthy breakfasts and Oriental cuisine.

The remaining cafes will be operated by new traders, offering healthy eating, homemade food, street food, Asian and Caribbean food.

Market traders are looking forward to the move – but fishmonger Paul Tissington said it will be an emotional occasion.

He said: “My family have run a stall here for 70 years and moving will be a wrench. But we’re ready for a new beginning, and now we have to make it pay.”

Fruitier Ian Bingham said: “We’re looking forward to the move. The new environment will mean customers new and old will continue to be offered top quality goods at reasonable prices, and with a friendly service you just don’t get at a supermarket.”

Head of markets Andy Ward said: “We have some excellent businesses moving with us to The Moor, and we’re looking forward to welcoming some exciting new stalls and a fantastic range of places to eat.”

Remaining units will be filled by local and specialist food stalls.

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